Republic Wireless vs. Straight Talk vs. Virgin Mobile

Republic Wireless vs. Straight Talk vs. Virgin Mobile

Republic Wireless, Straight Talk and Virgin Mobile are three of the top competitors within the discount cell phone and service market. All three attract customers who are looking to get away from the high cost, contract-heavy world of traditional cell phone providers. However, the services they provide are vastly different – with huge disparities in […]

Published or Updated: June 19, 2015

What if . . .

what if

My brother and I were playing chess they other day. He had a winning move that we both missed. After the game we found it, and why we both missed is the inspiration for this article. The move we missed involved moving his Rook next to my King. My King would have been in check, […]

Published or Updated: June 17, 2015

Get Paid to Get Your Free Credit Score

Credit Sesame

It use to be a big deal to get your credit score for free. Many websites offered a free trial, but then began charging your credit card after the trial period ended. Then came along the likes of Credit Sesame, Credit Karma, and Quizzle, which give you access to your credit score for free. Now […]

Published or Updated: July 16, 2015

The 6 Best Gas Credit Cards – June 2015

Blue Sky Preferred from American Express Big

Even with gas costs falling this year, it’s not as cheap as it used to be. Maybe you’re reminiscing about the days when you could fill the whole tank for $5. If so, you’ll love these gas cards. Credit cards offering cash back and other gas rewards can be a great way to trim your […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2015

Quizzle vs. Credit Karma vs. Credit Sesame

Quizzle vs. Credit Karma vs. Credit Sesame

If you’re looking for a free way to find out your credit score, look no further than these three websites – Quizzle.com, CreditKarma.com, and CreditSesame.com. Although they offer similar services, each site has its own nuances and unique perks. But before we get into an analysis of each service, it’s important to understand that the […]

Published or Updated: June 8, 2015

Capital One 360 Bonus Offer

Capital One 360 Mobile

We’ve talked about Capital One 360 here at the Dough Roller. It’s the bank I use for savings, checking, and for our children. You can read about my experience with the bank in this review. Today Capital One 360 has gotten even better. For a limited time they are offering a bonus of up to […]

Published or Updated: July 28, 2015

An Awesome (and Free) Investment Tracking Spreadsheet

Awesome Free Investment Tracking Spreadsheet

There are a lot of tools out there to track your investments. One of my favorites is Personal Capital. It offers a free online financial dashboard that automatically tracks your investments and your spending. Today I have another option for you–a free spreadsheet that tracks your investments and tells you when it’s time to rebalance […]

Published or Updated: May 26, 2015

How Advisors Kill Your Retirement Like The Walking Dead

Investment Advisors

Several friends have recently contacted me about their retirement accounts. They are planning to retire and want to rollover their 401k to an IRA. So far, so good. While they managed their 401k for decades, however, they are uncomfortable managing the rollover IRA. The combination of a lot of money to manage and the consequences […]

Published or Updated: May 22, 2015

Interview with Green Dot’s Founder and CEO, Steven Streit

Steven Streit of Green Dot

A listener to the Dough Roller Money Podcast recently emailed me about online security. He wanted to know whether our online financial lives—think banking, investing, credit cards, and the like—are safe. And what happens if a hacker does manage to compromise are accounts? Are just out of luck? To begin answering this question, I interviewed […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2015